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Bundle of 4 - World War II - Germany's Last Days

Bundle of 4 - World War II - Germany's Last Days
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Germany's Last Days. The presentations together number 96 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Throughout his life, Adolf Hitler had never been able to admit a single mistake or accept responsibility for any failure. And as the 1,000 year Reich he founded teetered on the brink of collapse in early 1945, he blamed it on the weakness of the German people and a military organization riddled with timid, disloyal and incompetent officers.

If only they had really listened to him and let themselves be inspired. If only they had possessed the same will and determination as him everything would have turned out differently. After the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler had fallen into a state of deep despair and wearily returned to Berlin from his headquarters on the Western Front.

Setting up new headquarters inside the Reich Chancellery building, already partially damaged by Allied bombing, Hitler heard daily military briefings describing the unstoppable advance of largest combined military force the world had ever seen, now roaring into Germany from East and West.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Germany's Last Days and contains 29 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Hitler’s Despair
Red Army Advances
German Suicides
Germans Flee
US/British Armies Advance
German Military Desperation
German Army Desertions
SS Executions
Drastic Measures
Desperation
Madness
Speer Intervenes
US/British Armies Close In
Hitler Hides in the Bunker
The Bunker
The Bunker’s Layout
A Broken Man
Hitler’s Reality
The Allies’ Reality
False Hope
Astrological Readings
Failed Readings
Nothing Changed
“The War is Lost!”
End of Presentation

The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was the final major offensive of the European Theater of World War II.

Starting on January 12, 1945, the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometers a day through East Prussia, Lower Silesia, East Pomerania, and Upper Silesia, temporarily halting on a line 60 km east of Berlin along the Oder River. When the offensive resumed, 2 Soviet fronts attacked Berlin from the east and south, while a 3rd overran German forces positioned north of Berlin.

The Battle of Berlin effectively ended fighting on the Eastern Front and in Europe as a whole. With Hitler's death and complete military defeat, Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 7.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Battle of Berlin and contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Combatants
Soviet Offensive
German Defense
Attack Begins
Encircling the City
Encirclement Completed
Outside the City
Final Battle
Soviets Move In
Hitler Commits Suicide
Surrender
Aftermath
Casualties
End of Presentation

All of his life, Adolf Hitler had been obsessed with the musical works of German composer Richard Wagner. As a teenager living in Austria, Hitler was deeply inspired by Wagner's operas and their pagan, mythical tales of struggles against hated enemies.

In 1905, after seeing Wagner's opera Rienzi, young Hitler professed he would someday embark on a great mission, leading his people to freedom, similar to the opera's story. Hitler’s dreams and Wagner’s operas were not to be. His dreams became his and Germanys nightmare that finally came to an end during the last 10 days of his life, beginning Friday, April 20, 1945.

That day Hitler met for the last time with his top Nazis. The occasion was Hitler's 56th birthday, a dreary celebration inside the Führerbunker in Berlin. Hitler's choice to remain in the Führerbunker to the very end was made known to the German people via a special radio broadcast the hope that his presence in the Nazi capital would inspire all remaining fighting units in Berlin to hold out to the end as well.

Although the war was lost, Hitler, took pride in the knowledge that he had not allowed another repeat of 1918, when the German Army had meekly asked the Allies for armistice terms to conclude the World War I. This was all Hitler had left. Just a few years earlier, the Führer had been regarded by most German's as their greatest-ever military leader. Now, all that remained of his military legacy was the fact he had refused to give up no matter what.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Hitler's Last Days and contains 38 slides and covers the following:

The Dream of Germania
The Reality Of Germany
Wagner’s Inspiration
The Beginning of the End
Hiding in the Bunker
Hitler Seeks to Inspire
Hitler’s Stubbornness
Hitler’s Breakdown
Goring’s Inquiry
Goring’s Telegram to Hitler
Goring’s House Arrest
Himmler Offers Surrender Terms
The Situation Worsens
Hitler Orders Himmler Shot
Russian Army Closes In
Hitler’s Marriage
Hitler’s Personal Last Will & Testament
Hitler’s Last Political Testament
Battle of Berlin Rages Above
Aides Leave the Bunker
Last Message to the High Command
Death of Mussolini
Preparing for His Own Death
Final Staff Goodbyes
Final Conference & Meal
Hitler Commits Suicide
Hitler’s Bodies Destroyed
Hitler’s Death Announced
Goebbels Death
Germany Surrenders
A German Woman’s Musings
A Jewish Woman’s Musings
Death Toll of World War II
The Question of Justice
End of Presentation

By 1945 everything was falling apart for the Nazi regime. Most of the conquered areas in the Soviet Union and Western Europe had been recaptured from the Nazis’. The Wehrmacht’s last gambit in the west, the Ardennes Offensive, better known as the Battle of the Bulge had failed with the loss of hundreds of precious air¬craft, tanks and upwards of 100,000 killed, missing/captured, or wounded.

As the Soviet Army approached the Nazi capital and epicenter of the tottering regime from the east and American units from the west neared the Elbe River, 60 miles south of Berlin, Adolf Hitler issued his “Nero Decree” on March 19, 1945. The “Nero Decree,” called for the complete destruction of Germany’s infrastructure. The approaching enemy would thus find nothing but “scorched earth.”

Power point #4 is entitled, World War II - Hitler's Nero Decree and contains 12slides and covers the following:

1945, Germany
Scorched Earth
Albert Speer
Speer’s Opposition
Hitler’s Clear Order
The Monuments Men
Decree Never Implemented
The Decree
The Decree (cont.)
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.
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